It’s not often that a birthday party is held for an entire province, but that’s New Brunswick for you. Each year, the first Monday of August is celebrated as New Brunswick Day. Entire communities get together to participate in cake cutting, musical events, and sporting tournaments — all done to foster the spirit of togetherness. There are all-day barbecues, too, organized by many, and even an annual beer run. When there is food, drink, and a statutory holiday, we don’t think anybody is complaining.